SRJC Course Outlines

9/20/2019 2:36:20 AMESHIP 116 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ESHIP 116Title:  ETHICS & SUSTAINABILITY  
Full Title:  Ethics, Responsibility, and Sustainability
Last Reviewed:4/8/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  BMG 105

Catalog Description:
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Promote responsible corporate behavior by focusing on the social, ethical, and environmental impacts of business activities. Distinguish among the issues, motivations, and strategies unique to short-term profitability and long-term sustainability.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Promote responsible corporate behavior by focusing on the social, ethical, and environmental impacts of business activities. Distinguish among the issues, motivations, and strategies unique to short-term profitability and long-term sustainability.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Student will be able to:
1) Examine and explain the various ethical issues surrounding current business practices nationally and globally.
2) Research and distinguish between the elements of socially responsible business practices in the current economic environment
3) Identify the components of a sustainable business -- community-supported, green, and corporate responsibility.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1) Explore the legal and social challenges facing the entrepreneur
2) Examine the market opportunities afforded to socially responsible new ventures
3) Distinguish the relationship among justice, fairness, giving, double and triple bottom line accounting, and long-term market creation
4) Develop solutions to social, moral, and ethical dilemmas facing the entrepreneur

Topics and Scope
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1) Ethical issues facing entrepreneurs
2) Corporate social initiatives
       a. Six options for doing good
       b. Case studies of successful corporate citizens
       c. Opportunistic, short-term profiteers
3) Corporate cause promotions
       a. Increasing awareness and concern for social causes
       b. Growing a business while creating strong communities
4) Cause related marketing
       a. Making contributions to causes based on product sales
       b. Contributions through product marketing
5) Corporate philanthropy, community volunteering and direct contributions
6) Socially responsible business practices
7) What is green?
       a. Definitions and examples of green businesses in practice
       b. Greenwashing, conflicts, and science
8) Environmental stewardship
       a. Responsible supply chain management
       b. Packaging solutions
       c. Consumer behavior shifts

Assignments:
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1)  1 to 3 group exercises and situational analysis
2)  Written analysis of sustainability strategies
3)  1 to 3 written case studies of current ethical topics
4)  3 to 5 In-class presentations

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Case studies and sustainability strategies
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Group exercises and situational analysis
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
None
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
In-class presentations


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Corporate Social Responsibility, by Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee, John Wiley & Sons, 2008 (classic)

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